In this video Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy answers our question as to whether or not Hannibal Barca the great Carthaginian General that made Rome tremble was black?
We discuss arguments that rage online involving the Punic Peoples, Phoenicians, Berbers and etc, when it comes to race and ethnicity in the ancient world.
We also discuss the confusion and complexity of identity in ancient North Africa since a variety of peoples and cultures have mixed through years of population movements in Antiquity.
Finally when we leave off we come to the conclusion that (1) he skin color doesn't matter, (2) we will realistically never know and (3) in the end he is a great military leader who will always be known in the history of Africa.
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Doctor Rebecca Futo Kennedy is Associate Professor of Classics, Women's and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies at Denison University; and the Director of the Denison Museum. Her research focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of Classical Athens, Athenian tragedy, ancient immigration, ancient theories of race and ethnicity, and the reception of those theories in modern race science.
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